Subject Databases

Interlibrary Loan


General Databases

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) A multidisciplinary index giving access to articles in over 8,000 journals, with many available in full-text.

Ambrose Video A collection of more than 600 video clips and full streaming programs on numerous documentaries that cover a variety of subjects areas, including fine arts, social sciences, minority achievements, climate change, history, philosophy, human biology, English and Shakespeare. All Ambrose Video content features: unlimited streaming to unlimited simultaneous users, both on campus and off; 100% closed captioning; and the ability to play on all mobile devices, including iPads and iPods.

Dissertations & Theses  Includes bibliographic citations for dissertations and theses worldwide, from 1861 to the present, with full-text access available for the newer titles and abstracts available for the older titles.

Films On Demand Master Academic Collection Provides access to over 20,000 streaming videos appropriate for academic research. Videos can be watched in their entirety, or as individual segments. Set up your free User Account to create and share customized playlists, save your favorite videos for quick access, and set your default preferences.

*Google Scholar Searches scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts, and articles.

*Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale Cengage Learning) Utilizes many different sources to provide information on both sides of controversial topics. Tutorial

Web of Science A multidisciplinary research portal that enables users to search current and retrospective information from approximately 8,500 of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world. Web of Science also provides cited reference searching, allowing users to navigate forward, backward, and through the literature, searching all disciplines and time spans to uncover information relevant to their research.


Journal Databases - Subject Specific

America: History and Life with full-text (EBSCO) Gives citations and abstracts for articles dealing with history of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present.

Historical Abstracts full-text (EBSCO) Covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women's history, history of education, and more. This authoritative database provides selective indexing of historical articles from more than 1,800 journals, in over 40 languages, back to 1955, and full-text of more than 300 journals and more than 150 books.

JSTOR-Scholarly Journal Archive This is a trusted archive of important scholarly journals, and provides full-text access to those journals.



Databases - Reference

*Biography in Context (Gale Cengage Learning)  A full-text database of biographical information on people throughout history.

*Decade Series Focuses on each decade, detailing the events, people, art, sports, science, etc. that occurred during that time period in the U.S. and Canada. We have access to the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.

*The Encyclopedia of the Cold War; A Political, Social, and Military History A comprehensive five-volume reference on the defining conflict of the second half of the 20th century, covering all aspects of the Cold War as it influenced events around the world.

*Digital Sanborn Maps Gives access to the Texas collection of fire insurance maps that chart the growth of Texas cities, from the late 1800s through the mid 1900s.

*Heritage Quest (ProQuest) A full-text collection of family and local histories.

Gale Virtual Reference Library  Access the content of reference books electronically, anytime, anywhere.

Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy

Encyclopedia of American Religions

Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History

Americans at War: Society, Culture, and the Homefront




Google Books  Search inside books online (full-text available for some).

Websites - Primary Sources

Digital Archives & Collections  Database contains a wide variety of images, including historical documents, maps, photographs and artifacts from libraries, archives, museums, and community collections. Focuses mainly on events and people in East Texas.  

The Portal to Texas History  The University of North Texas' gateway to digitized Texas history materials. It contains unique collections from Texas libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, genealogical societies, and private family collections.

UNT Digital Library  Contains materials from the University of North Texas' research, scholarly and creative activities. In addition, it showcases content from the UNT Libraries collections. Materials include theses, dissertations, artwork, performances, musical scores, journals, government documents, rare books, historical posters, and photographs.


Websites - Reference

Texas History

Handbook of Texas Online  A full-text encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture, with articles on people, places, events, historical themes, institutions, etc.

Lone Star History Links  Sponsered by the Texas State Historical Association, this page provides access to important Texas history primary source documents. The organization of information is by topic, and includes explanatory notes and annotations.

The Texas Almanac  The Texas Almanac Online is an electronic version of the Texas Almanac. This database provides extensive information about the history, culture, political climate, and geography of the state of Texas.

Texas Historical Sites Atlas  The Texas Historical Commission's atlas of historical sites around Texas. You can search by address, county, site name, and the full-text of the marker.


American History

American Indian Histories and Cultures Provides many rare and significant documents from the Edward E. Ayer Collection at the Newberry Library, Chicago. Spanning four hundred years, document types include manuscripts, artworks, speeches and petitions, diaries, correspondence, linguistic and ethnographic studies, photographs, maps, photographs, rare printed books, and American Indian newspapers.

*The American West  Allows browsers to explore tales of frontier life, pioneers, Wild West shows, the Gold Rush, vigilantes, and outlaws. Sourced from the Everett D. Graff Collection at the Newberry Library, Chicago, document types include: manuscripts, trade cards, wanted posters, photographs, claim certificates, news sheets, rare printed works, brand books, broadsides, correspondence, diaries, directories, journals, pamphlets, periodicals, and artworks.

The Cornell University Library: Making of America  A digital library of primary sources in American social history, from the antebellum period through reconstruction, which is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. It provides access to 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.

Library of Congress: American Memory  Provides free and open online access to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity.  These materials are from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions.

National Archives  This site provides online search capability for many of the National Archives collections, as well as guides and manuals for using the collections effectively. In addition, it makes over 125,000 digitized documents, photos, and images accessible online.

U.S. Department of State Office of the Historian  This site provides access to digitized State Department documents, as well as the official history of the department and the official biographies of the Secretaries of State. It also describes the diplomatic relationship between the U.S. and other nations.



Asian and European History

Documenting the Southeast Asian American Experience  Digitized selection from UC Irvine's Southeast Asian Archive, which focuses on post-1975 refugees and immigrants from Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. It contains more than 1,000 visual images and 4,000 pages of searchable text.

The European Library  Online portal to search the primary source collections of the national libraries and leading research libraries in 48 European countries.


Video & Film

Films On Demand: FMG Archival Films & Newsreel Collection Useful as a primary source for historical and cultural research, each newsreel is segmented by subject for convenient searching and viewing, and can be integrated into custom playlists. With over 250 historic newsreels focusing on World War II, these films offer an intriguing glimpse into American life during turbulent times. Set up your free User Account to create and share customized playlists, save your favorite videos for quick access, and set your default preferences.

NBC Learn Higher Ed Offers unique collections of video resources, primary sources, historic footage, images, mini-documentaries and text resources designed for use in the classroom.



Note: The databases marked with an asterisk (*) are not part of any search using the Articles & More choice from the library home page.